Sister Mary

Psychedelicate Bluesgrass
Eudaimonia could justifiably be translated as “good death” just the same as it could be translated as “good life”. This is because it refers to the totality of a person’s life, and accounts for everything that happened within it from the beginning, and including the end.  This morning I learned that one of my dearest friends has passed on.  I know it sounds strange, maybe even terrible, but to me this is beautiful news.  In so much as there can be a good life, there can be a good death, and those who have achieved either serve as sources of strength in my own times of struggle.  An end to suffering is all anyone can hope for, and for this reason I take comfort in my friend’s departure. As each night ends a new day begins.

Eudaimonia could justifiably be translated as “good death” just the same as it could be translated as “good life”. This is because it refers to the totality of a person’s life, and accounts for everything that happened within it from the beginning, and including the end. This morning I learned that one of my dearest friends has passed on. I know it sounds strange, maybe even terrible, but to me this is beautiful news. In so much as there can be a good life, there can be a good death, and those who have achieved either serve as sources of strength in my own times of struggle. An end to suffering is all anyone can hope for, and for this reason I take comfort in my friend’s departure. As each night ends a new day begins.

This skyline is your skyline. This skyline is my skyline. #Ashevilleskyline

This skyline is your skyline. This skyline is my skyline. #Ashevilleskyline

Howdy is stoked because today was the first till of the season in our hood. #65infebruary #reapwhatyousow

Howdy is stoked because today was the first till of the season in our hood. #65infebruary #reapwhatyousow

Walk into coffeeshop, and find this radical poster for this radical show I’m playing! #mountainjustice #Asheville

Walk into coffeeshop, and find this radical poster for this radical show I’m playing! #mountainjustice #Asheville

Today was great!  I got CPR and first aid certified,  wrote a new song called, “Meet Me On The Sunny Side of the Mountain”, and Howdy and I found a bunch of new trails by our house on Whisper Mountain!

Today was great! I got CPR and first aid certified, wrote a new song called, “Meet Me On The Sunny Side of the Mountain”, and Howdy and I found a bunch of new trails by our house on Whisper Mountain!

Meet the newest member of our family, Howdy!! He is one happy hound, and full of love! Today we climbed a mountain in a bear sanctuary.  We’ve wanted a dog for so long, and I’m so grateful we found the perfect pooch!

Meet the newest member of our family, Howdy!! He is one happy hound, and full of love! Today we climbed a mountain in a bear sanctuary. We’ve wanted a dog for so long, and I’m so grateful we found the perfect pooch!

My husband’s the one wearing the cowboy-trucker hat. #lestergrass #thatshowyasayleicester

Our nearest neighbor. #Leicester #northcarolina #areyoureadyforthecountry ??

Our nearest neighbor. #Leicester #northcarolina #areyoureadyforthecountry ??

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.  After today the sun just keeps getting higher and the days grow longer.  Today is also Frank Zappa’s birthday, my half birthday,  and tonight I will play my last show in RI before I move down south to Asheville. I will miss the smallest state, and the biggest hearts I’ve ever known dearly.  But, like the evergreens, we will, as we always have, survive the hardest freeze. ♡♥♡♥

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. After today the sun just keeps getting higher and the days grow longer. Today is also Frank Zappa’s birthday, my half birthday, and tonight I will play my last show in RI before I move down south to Asheville. I will miss the smallest state, and the biggest hearts I’ve ever known dearly. But, like the evergreens, we will, as we always have, survive the hardest freeze. ♡♥♡♥